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Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk

Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk, Scotland

This afternoon, tour guests arrived at Edinburgh Airport early afternoon. From there we drove north into central Scotland and our target of the Falkirk Wheel. This is a unique, rotating boat lift which links the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals. My group joined one of the special ‘rides’ which provides visitors with the experience of experiencing the lift and trip through a tunnel at the top. This was enjoyed by all.

Read more on Visit Falkirk Wheel, Visit Scotland…

This evening, I am posting information on the Lighthouse in central Glasgow.

Front Entrance, Lighthouse

Front Entrance, Lighthouse, Glasgow

 This building is tucked away in Mitchell Lane not far from Central Station. It dates from 1895 when constructed to house the Glasgow Herald Newspaper. It was designed by John Keppie to whom Charles Rennie Mackintosh was apprenticed at the time. The Mackintosh link endures via (a) the Mackintosh Tower accessed via  a helical stairway and which affords panoramic views  over Glasgow and (b) a floor dedicated to Mackintosh design (The Mackintosh Centre).

Read more on Visit Lighthouse, Visit Glasgow…

Mackintosh Design at house for an Art Lover

Mackintosh Design at house for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Today, I took two guests on a Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture themed tour of Glasgow.

Mackintosh (1868-1928) was a talented designer and architect with wide ranging skills covering paintings, chairs, furniture and a wide array of domestic use items through to complete buildings. He was primarily focused on design of places to be inhabited with focus on tooms, light and material. He worked closely with his wife, Margaret MacDonald plus two others, Herbert MacNair and Francis MacDonald. These were collectively known as the ‘Glasgow Four’ who worked within the Glasgow School of Art around 1890-1910 producing decorative works of furniture, architecture, panels, embroideries and graphic material. 

Read more on Tour Rennie Mackintosh Sites, Tour Glasgow…